• The mission of Imperial Valley College is to foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

School Highlights

Imperial Valley College serves 7,123 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 7,123 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,365
  • Out-state tuition: $7,525
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 96%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Imperial Valley College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 401 teachers has grown by 91% over five years.
Imperial Valley College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
401 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Imperial Valley College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Imperial Valley College diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,123 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,390 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,733 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
647 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,390 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,733 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% Asian
1%
14%
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% Hispanic
91%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
4%
26%
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% Two or more races
n/a
4%
% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.17
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
7.18%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,500
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,365 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,525 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,365
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,525
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$6,239
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Imperial Valley College is part of the Imperial Community College District. Its boundaries encompass seven high school districts that serve Imperial County residents. The high school districts are Calexico Unified, Central Union, Holtville Unified, Imperial Unified, Brawley Union, Calipatria Unified and San Pasqual Unified. The original Imperial Valley College main campus, which opened in September 1962, consisted of library, science laboratories, fine arts rooms, student activities building, academic classrooms, administration and faculty offices, social science rooms, physical education shower and locker rooms, and agricultural education classrooms and shop. The Imperial Valley College campus is located on a 160-acre site at the intersection of Highway 111 and Aten Road, in Imperial, California. This location is in the heart of Imperial County and is within reasonable commuting distance of all of the cities in the Valley. There are also extended campus centers in the cities of El Centro, Brawley and Calexico. In order to meet its educational mandate, Imperial Valley College offers 900 different courses in 56 areas of study ranging from Administration of Justice to Welding Technology. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges reaccredited Imperial Valley College in 2001 for a period of six years. As one of the 71 community college districts in California, its educational mission, as defined in the state master plan for higher education and by statute, is to provide lower division transfer education, vocational and career education, and basic skills education to prepare students to succeed in college.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Imperial Valley College cost?

Imperial Valley College's tuition is approximately $1,365 for In-State students and $7,525 for Out-State students.

What is Imperial Valley College's ranking?

Imperial Valley College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 7,123 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,365
  • Out-state tuition: $7,525
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 96%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,246 per year for in-state students and $6,603 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,540 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in California is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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